Tuesday, February 13, 2007
Deepening the Mystery...
Well, and that's me there on the left. In my thong and great shoes. Lounging on my red satin sheets, jotting down notes as I develop my revived dead shark proposal.
Hah. Don't I so wish. I haven't had a pair of glutes like that since...
Well, at least a month or two. LOL.
But, you know, I can dream, right?
Here in real life, as the shark cuts through the shimmering deep, I'm remembering what Eudora Welty once wrote in her wonderful little jewel of a memoir, One Writer's Beginnings.
"...one secret is liable to be revealed in the place of another that is harder to tell, and the substitute secret, when nakedly exposed, is all the more appalling."
So this book is about substitute secrets. First, the death is not a murder. Then it is. Then the most obvious person did it--then that person didn't. A trip to the Bahamas to rest and recuperate is just a vacation, right?
Or did something else happen there?
Got a great plot from plot group for this book. And I'm using it. And then, just when I think I've got it solved, it turns out the shark wants to swim deeper. Mwahaha...
Woke up this morning with a headfull of plot. Jotted it down, quick, before I could forget. I think this is working.
Keep your fingers crossed for me.
This is so funny, really. I've never been a plot-driven writer. I'm still not. It's all about character for me. But I'm finding with the larger canvas in my mainstream stories, I'm driven to use the extra room to tell a more complex story. I still love writing my Specials. But you know, sometimes a girl just has to swim with the sharks...